Campbeltown wedding has traditional transport
A couple who travelled to their wedding reception last month in a tractor featured in the Courier and this week it is the turn of a more traditional pair. Greig Gillespie, 24, and Jordan Preston, 23, married at the Lorne and Lowland Church last Saturday before heading to their reception at Kildalloig in the back of a cart, beautifully decorated with gypsophila, pulled by two Clydesdales. When planning their wedding, self-employed shepherd Greig and vet Jordan always knew that was how they wanted to travel as, for generations in Greig’s mother’s family, the Mclatchies at the Moy owned Clydesdales. ‘I used to work with McFadyens Contractors and looked after Malcolm McFadyen’s Clydesdale, Dream, a lot,’ said Greig. ‘I love the big brutes and maybe in the future me and Jo might get a Clydesdale when we get our own farm or more ground.’ The couple commute between Lockerbie, where Jordan works, and Campbeltown, where they have a flock of 50 Blackface ewes and 10 Texels. The horses belong to Neil MacPhail at Skernish and the cart is Michael Mayberry’s. Greig, who has a son, Owen, three, said: ‘Special thanks to Micheal, Michelle and John Mayberry and their two es- corts Neil MacPhail and Iain McKay. It was definitely the best day of our lives.’
A candid moment between the newlyweds.
The new Mr and Mrs Gillespie are escorted through town.